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2016 Nissan 370Z vs. 2016 Volkswagen Golf R Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf R, the Nissan 370Z may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan 370Z as you will with the Volkswagen Golf R, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Nissan 370Z is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Golf R. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan 370Z and the Volkswagen Golf R have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan 370Z is much wider than the Volkswagen Golf R, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Nissan 370Z takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf R.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Nissan 370Z doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Golf R.

Handling
The Nissan 370Z has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf R, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan 370Z is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Utility
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the Nissan 370Z seats a lot fewer people than the Volkswagen Golf R. The Nissan 370Z has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf R, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Nissan 370Z comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf R.

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2016 Nissan
370Z

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MSRP*: $29,990 - $45,490

2016 Volkswagen
Golf R

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MSRP*: $35,650
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.28% --
City MPG: 18 22
Highway MPG: 26 --
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,632 - $43,404 $34,225

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.